HAVE you ever walked into a house and wished you could buy the furniture as well?
In this case, you can.
The owners had their two-storey home professionally styled by Empire Homewares’ new staging service and every item is available, from the soap in the bathroom to the pool umbrella.
The home was well-planned by the owners, who bought an older home on the block in 2012.
They loved the location, calling it a hidden and relaxing escape from urban living.
“Not many people even know this side of Strickland Street exists and houses rarely come up, let alone new builds,” they said.
“We were lucky that we discovered this location seven years ago and we were waiting for the right opportunity to build.”
They wanted to create a forever family home with a floor plan that flowed, large open living spaces, good-sized bedrooms, lots of storage and attention to detail, and they enlisted a range of experts to bring their dream to reality.
“Our vision was to create a home that had all our favourite things from the previous homes we had lived in,” they said.
They were also inspired by their friend Howard Styles’ home in Lynton Street, Swanbourne.
He is the owner of Distinctive Homes, which was engaged to build this home.
“It was then working with the architect Justin Everitt Design to design the house to take advantage of the raw beauty of the surroundings, looking to capture the views of Lake Claremont and the landscape of the location,” the owners said.
“The interiors were designed by Hong Henwood Homes to be comfortable and inviting, with a neutral colour palette.
“The black cladding was an idea from our landscaper designer Ascher Smith and we just love it with the backdrop of all the greenery surrounding the home.
“You will then find black introduced in the home in little details such as cabinetry, mirrors, hardware and lighting.”
The glamorous home has been designed to provide plenty of space for family living and last a family through various stages of life.
The ground floor includes a light-filled open-plan living/dining/kitchen area.
Outside, a deck with built-in barbecue overlooks the backyard, with outdoor shower and pool.
The owners said there was plenty of room for children to kick a football or have a game of cricket.
The master bedroom is at the front of the home and has a large walk-in robe, lux ensuite and french doors opening to a deck and the garden.
The owners wanted the home to be versatile.
A study on this floor has built-in robes and can be used as a bedroom.
“We know that when you have a young baby, you want them close by and not upstairs on their own,” they said.
Three more bedrooms and the main bathroom are upstairs, along with a living area, with study pod and kitchenette, that opens to a terrace.
“The terrace overlooks Lake Claremont out towards Claremont Quarter and the city,” the owners said.
“We added a kitchenette on this level so you could have a glass of wine as the sun sets and enjoy the tranquillity and greenery while sitting out there.
“We also wanted the upstairs to be independent from the ground floor so that if you have visitors, an au pair or teenaged children, they have their own study, kitchen and entertaining area.”
The home was completed last month, but the owners have become settled in another area and do not want to relocate their children again.
“It’s time to share this location with others and let them enjoy what we had and a house that we hope they love,” they said.
“The street is family friendly and the safety of the cul-de-sac means there is virtually no traffic.
“The access to the Scotch playing fields, the Lake Claremont bushland and Creswell Park make it perfect for long peaceful bush walks.
“Many residents have been living in the street for generations and we have loved getting to know them; our favourite next door neighbour still bakes cookies for our kids and is very disappointed they won’t be living next door again.”
75 Strickland Street
Offers by June 21
Agency: Ray White Cottesloe-Mosman Park
Contact: Deborah Brady on 0405 570 903